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Samuel M. Hammond

Samuel M. Hammond

American football coach, physician
Samuel M. Hammond
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Intro American football coach, physician
A.K.A. Sam Hammond
Was Physician Football Coach Sports coach American football coach
From United States of America
Type Healthcare Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 October 1870, New Canaan, USA
Death 20 November 1934, St. Petersburg, USA (aged 64 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Yale School of Medicine
The details (from wikipedia)


Samuel Mowbray Hammond (October 24, 1870 – November 20, 1934) was an American football coach and physician. He served as the head coach at Purdue University for one season in 1896 and at Lehigh University for one season in 1897, compiling a career record of 7–9–1.

Coaching career


Hammond's first coaching position was for the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Indiana. Highlights of his one season as coach include a victory of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the DePauw Tigers.


Hammond was named the sixth head football coach at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and he held that position for the 1897 season. His coaching record at Lehigh was 3–7.

Medical career and death

Hammond graduated from the Yale School of Medicine in 1893. While coaching football at Purdue, he was also a member of the physics faculty. Hammond practiced medicine as an ear and eye specialist in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut for nearly four decades. He died at his winter home in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 20, 1934.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Purdue Boilermakers (Western Conference)
1896 Purdue 4–2–1 0–2–1 T–6th
Purdue: 4–2–1 0–2–1
Lehigh Brown and White (Independent)
1897 Lehigh 3–7
Lehigh: 3–7
Total: 7–9–1
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